[PATCH] Add Peer Interface Address info to peer object

Maneesh Jain maneesh.jain at samsung.com
Wed Jun 10 23:17:58 EDT 2015


EP-65895668EA074D69A6D93488C7C4CDCA

>> On Wed, Jun 03, 2015 at 03:56:47PM +0530, Maneesh Jain wrote:
>> This patch extract the Peer Interface address for a found
>> peer device through D-Bus interface property.

> This is not reliable information since a peer may have multiple
> different P2P Interface Addresses if it happens to be in multiple
> groups. As such, I don't think it would be a good idea to expose this
> information in the way done here. For the P2P Interface Address to be
> unique, the request would need to be made for a specific group, i.e.,
> using the peer's P2P Device Address and the local group as the way to
> identify what to fetch.

> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA


 Hello Jouni,

 In this patch, my intention to  just get the Interface address of found Peer Device ir-repesctive of connection state.
 Applicaiton will provide the "peer object path" to get the interface address of peer.
 Example:  Suppose Peer device has supported mulitple groups.

  Two possible use cases for applicaiton.
  a.  When Peer Device is in connected state with my device
     ==> In this case, this patch  will get the Interface address of specific group
     which connected with my device.
  b. When Peer Device is not in connected state with my device
     ==>  In this case, this patch return the "00:00:00:00:00:00" interface address .

Due to above reason, I guess we do not need to specify the local group address.
Please share your valuable feedback.

Thanks
Maneesh Jain



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